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  1. What is the deal with the Celtics and superstar-less teams?

    Nov 20, 2010, 12:30 PM EDT

    Oklahoma City Thunder v Boston Celtics

    There’s something bizarre with these Celtics. They have three losses, and two of them are to teams without or missing their superstar. First they lost to the Cavaliers, which is odd since they don’t have you-know-who anymore, after they beat you-know-who the night before. But it was a back-to-back so maybe it was just one…

  2. Phil Jackson said the Pistons aren’t playing hard, Ben Gordon basically says “Yeah, pretty much.”

    Nov 20, 2010, 11:00 AM EDT

    Detroit Pistons v Atlanta Hawks

    Phil Jackson discussed the Pistons this week after the Lakers waxed them with ease, saying that “some of those guys aren’t playing hard right now.” Nothing particularly groundbreaking, considering that the Pistons are a talented team who currently sucks. The interesting part is that Friday, Ben Gordon pretty much said “Yeah, that’s pretty much what…

  3. Report: Hornets and Raptors close to Peja trade

    Nov 20, 2010, 10:51 AM EDT

    Portland Trail Blazers v New Orleans Hornets

    A report popped up this morning on a Euro site via HoopsHype describing a trade between the New Orleans Hornets and Toronto Raptors. Now ESPN is reporting the same: The New Orleans Hornets are very close to trading Peja Stojakovic and Jerryd Bayless to the Toronto Raptors for Jarrett Jack, David Andersen, and Marcus Banks.…

  4. Lockout or no, Jennings and others won’t be headed back to Europe

    Nov 20, 2010, 9:31 AM EDT

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    We informed you yesterday of Brandon Jennings making some noise about heading back to Europe in the event of a lockout (an event which at this point has the likelihood of the sun rising in the East tomorrow). Today comes word that Jennings can go ahead and flip his leftover Euros into dollars, because he’s…

  5. Baseline to Baseline recaps: No Durant, no problem for OKC.

    Nov 20, 2010, 8:13 AM EDT

    Russell Westbrook

    What you missed while playing ‪Manny Pacquiao’s Punchout‬… Thunder 89, Celtics 84: No Kevin Durant. No Jeff Green. The Thunder missed their last 15 shots from the field. And they still handed Boston its first loss of the season at home. Part of it, as it has been all season with Oklahoma City, is free…

  6. Poll: Was Kobe wrong to do the Call of Duty ad?

    Nov 19, 2010, 7:27 PM EDT

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    You’ve all seen it by now — and if you haven’t we can make it easy for you, it’s right here, we’re all about customer service — Kobe Bryant was one of the celebrities in the new ad for Call of Duty. Which sent some columnists off the deep end, thinking that Kobe crossed a…

  7. Joey Graham has found a solid spot in the rotation in Cleveland

    Nov 19, 2010, 7:01 PM EDT

    Joey Graham

    Sometimes you just have to keep plugging away to find your niche. Joey Graham has played four years in Toronto, one in Denver, but never really found a spot that worked for him in the NBA. He’s never averaged more than 20 minutes a game, often struggled for consistent playing time. He didn’t seem to…

  8. Kevin Durant to sit out against Celtics Friday

    Nov 19, 2010, 6:24 PM EDT

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    UPDATE #2 6:24 pm: It is official, Durant is going to sit out the Celtics/Thunder Friday night matchup due to a sprained ankle suffered Wednesday night against the Rockets. An MRI showed no structural damage, but it’s too much to play through. The Oklahoman had a quote from the man. “After the game, I think…

  9. Wade has the flu, may or may not play against Bobcats

    Nov 19, 2010, 5:57 PM EDT

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    According to the twitter account of our own Ira Winderman, Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade is sick with the flu, and coach Erik Spolestra is “unsure” whether or not he’ll play against the Charlotte Bobcats tonight. In other Heat news, forward Juwan Howard will be receiving a mask for his broken nose and has been…

  10. Could the Blazers get a disabled player exception for Greg Oden?

    Nov 19, 2010, 5:45 PM EDT

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    The news Greg Oden’s latest microfracture surgery was a crushing blow to both the Blazers franchise and its fans, but there may be the smallest of silver linings on the horizon. Over on BlazersEdge, cap guru “storyteller” outlined how the Blazers may be eligible for a Disabled Player Exception because of Oden, and what they…

  11. Jennings: I’d probably go overseas if there was a lockout

    Nov 19, 2010, 4:57 PM EDT

    Jennings Italy

    Brandon Jennings gained a lot of attention by becoming one of the first American draft prospects to eschew college and play professional basketball in Europe before becoming draft-eligible. After a miserable start, Jennings had some limited success, but he was nowhere near as good as he would be in the NBA the following year. In…

  12. Danilo Gallinari doesn’t want to be a star, just a baller

    Nov 19, 2010, 4:14 PM EDT

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    There are certain players on certain teams who want to be inspired by the bright lights in New York City, to be the big star on the big stage with the Knicks. We’re not going to name names here, but one such player may have a name that rhymes with Darmelo Danthony. Danilo Gallinari as…

  13. Batum on ‘Melo: “We know that he doesn’t want to play defense.”

    Nov 19, 2010, 3:25 PM EDT

    Carmelo Anthony, Wesley Mathews

    What was Portland’s offensive strategy Thursday night against Denver? How did Wes Mathews and Nicolas Batum end up with 34 points between them? Batum said the plan was to attack with whomever Carmelo Anthony was guarding, he told the Associated Press. “We tried to attack him,” Batum said. “We know that he doesn’t want to…

  14. Chris Bosh not chill on reaction to “chill” (and he talks rebounds)

    Nov 19, 2010, 2:15 PM EDT

    Utah Jazz v Miami Heat

    Ira Winderman talked about it the other day — the Heat are adjusting as much to the media scrutiny and the circus off the court with them as they are on the court. Every word they say gets dissected. Like when Chris Bosh said that coach Erik Spoelstra wants to practice and “we wanna chill.”…

  15. Yao Ming out at least two more weeks

    Nov 19, 2010, 2:00 PM EDT

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    Remember that ankle sprain that was going to keep Yao Ming out a week? Yeah, funny thing about that. Turns out it’s a bone bruise in the ankle and it will be about two more weeks before he is back on the court. The real issue is conditioning after he can run again, according to…

  16. Jason Kidd stops making sense

    Nov 19, 2010, 12:56 PM EDT

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    From the fertile and somewhat demented minds of the Dallas Mavericks marketing department, we bring you: Jason Kidd in the Talking Heads “Once in a Lifetime” video takeoff. Complete with the classic David Byrne arm chop (see the original for reference). Not everybody can do that…. okay, everybody could do that, but we never expected…

  17. Nobody understands Hedo Turkoglu’s trash talk

    Nov 19, 2010, 12:10 PM EDT

    Denver Nuggets v Phoenix Suns

    Hedo Turkoglu is one of the NBA’ talkers — the guys who have a constant stream of trash talk going during a game. Except, nobody understands what Turkoglu is saying. Rashard Lewis talked about it with the Orlando Sentinel yesterday after the Magic blew Turkoglu’s Suns out of the building. “He was talking noise, talking…

  18. App puts ProBasketballTalk — and other NBC blogs — on iPad

    Nov 19, 2010, 11:25 AM EDT

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    PBT and the iPad now go together like chicken and waffles. Hmmm, chicken and waffles… drool….. There’s a new ProBasketballTalk app for your iPad. Well, we think of it that way but it is really the new NBC Sports Talk app where you can get not only PBT but also ProFootballTalk, CollegeFootballTalk, HardballTalk, ProHockeyTalk and…

  19. Andrew Bynum’s return timetable pushed back. Who saw that coming?

    Nov 19, 2010, 11:08 AM EDT

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    Two bits of news we should have expected around Thanksgiving: 1) President Barack Obama would pardon some turkeys. 2) Andrew Bynum would not be back on the court when he or the team expected. In the case of the latter there had been some talk of Bynum being ready to go for the Lakers around…

  20. Everyone is re-writing draft history with Oden/Durant, except Doc Rivers

    Nov 19, 2010, 10:33 AM EDT

    NBA Finals Game 6:  Boston Celtics v Los Angeles Lakers

    You hear this all the time around the NBA now, especially the last couple days, “I wanted to pick Kevin Durant over Greg Oden if we had the chance.” It’s crap. At the time almost everybody in the league was going to take Oden. It wasn’t close. True, there was a debate, and sports talk…

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